Adventures in QA http://adventuresinqa.com Software Testing, Mobile Testing and Agile Development by Daniel Knott Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:27:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 80347956 State of Testing Survey 2018 http://adventuresinqa.com/2018/01/12/state-of-testing-2018/ http://adventuresinqa.com/2018/01/12/state-of-testing-2018/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:27:20 +0000 http://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5309 If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I am supporting the State of Testing survey. It’s already the 5th year that the QA Intelligence Blog in collaboration with TeaTime with Testers is conducting this survey. And it’s time again to answer some questions about the state of testing for 2018. …

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If you are a frequent reader of my blog, you know that I am supporting the State of Testing survey. It’s already the 5th year that the QA Intelligence Blog in collaboration with TeaTime with Testers is conducting this survey. And it’s time again to answer some questions about the state of testing for 2018. The survey takes only 10 mins and you can share your personal insights with the rest of the world. In 2017 more than 1,500 testers from around the world participated in the survey and provided a really nice overview of the current state of the industry.

If you don’t know the state of testing survey, here is a short description from the survey website:

What is the State of Testing?

The State of Testing™ seeks to identify the existing characteristics, practices, and challenges facing the testing community in hopes to shed light and provoke a fruitful discussion towards improvement.
The final report is translated into several languages and shared globally, further expanding the reach and impact this report has on all of us in the QA world.
This is the 5th year that the QA Intelligence Blog is running this survey in collaboration with TeaTime with Testers, and with your help,  it can be bigger and more comprehensive than in previous years.
Each year the amount of participants has increased, and the final reports become even more valuable as a culminated reflection of testing trends, challenges, and characteristics.

See the results from the previous State of Testing surveys

So take a cup of tea or coffee and fill out the survey here.

Once the survey results are available I will inform you here as well.

#HappyTesting

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TestBash Germany Is Returning to Munich in 2018 http://adventuresinqa.com/2018/01/03/testbash-munich-in-2018/ http://adventuresinqa.com/2018/01/03/testbash-munich-in-2018/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:03:50 +0000 http://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5303 As already announced on stage during the 2017 edition of TestBash Munich #OktoberTest is returning to Munich in 2018. What a great start into the year. Ministry Of Testing just announced the event in this post: TestBash Germany Is Returning to Munich in 2018! The event will take place again in the nice location of …

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As already announced on stage during the 2017 edition of TestBash Munich #OktoberTest is returning to Munich in 2018. What a great start into the year. Ministry Of Testing just announced the event in this post:

TestBash Germany Is Returning to Munich in 2018!

The event will take place again in the nice location of the Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz. The date of the event is the 14th of September 2018. If you plan to visit some conferences in 2018, plan to join the community on that date.

I will be around as helping hand again.

If you missed the 2017 of TestBash Munich take a look here:

If you want to share your testing learning and knowledge, follow this link to send a paper to the event organizers. If you want to stay up to date with the event subscribe at event page, here.

See you all in Munich.

#HappyTesting

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Blog Review 2017 http://adventuresinqa.com/2017/12/13/blog-review-2017/ http://adventuresinqa.com/2017/12/13/blog-review-2017/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:54:36 +0000 http://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5292 It’s that time of the year again, to publish my annual blog review of 2017. This year was a bit more silent for me when it comes to blogging. Compared to 2016 when I was writing 79 blog posts, the 27 post I wrote this year look like really nothing. For me it doesn’t feel …

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It’s that time of the year again, to publish my annual blog review of 2017. This year was a bit more silent for me when it comes to blogging. Compared to 2016 when I was writing 79 blog posts, the 27 post I wrote this year look like really nothing. For me it doesn’t feel bad at all, writing 2 blog posts per month is not a bad ratio at all. However, I took this decision to write less in 2017, to recap my thoughts on mobile and to think about a possible new directions of blog posts. Long story short, I am still not sure where the direction is going :). But don’t worry, I will keep on writing in 2018.

Blog Review with a tree - Adventures in QA

As a tradition of this blog, I want to give you some insights about my year and the blog. I want to share some highlights, some numbers, top posts and top countries with you.

Highlights

My testing highlights this year where clearly two things. Helping to organize Testbash Munich was a blast. I had so much fun working with Kristine, Vera, Viola, Patrick, Marcel, Beren, Vernon, Richard, Rosie and the other people around the event. I was really really cool to see the event happening in Germany for the first. And it will happen again in September 2018 🙂 and I will help to organize again.

The second highlight for me was to talk at the Nordic Testing Days in Tallinn. It was such a nice conference and atmosphere that I really enjoyed. You can get an idea of the event here. I applied to speak at NTD 2018 and my paper was accepted :). Therefore, I hope to see you in Tallinn! If you are into running, don’t forget your running shoes we can go for a nice scenic Tallinn run.

If you are interested in my talk, take a look at the slides and video.

Blog Review

And now some numbers :).

Numbers

  • +27.000 unique visitors
  • +50.000 page impressions
  • I wrote 27 blog posts
  • Since the start of the blog in 2011, more than 281.000 page impressions where triggered.

Top Posts

Top 5 Countries

My top readers are coming from:

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. Germany
  4. Ukraine
  5. Russia

Locations in 2017 - adventures in QA

As you can see, besides the top 5 countries almost the whole world was visiting my blog since I started it in 2011, which is just awesome! I hope one to reach the whole world with my content, but I think it will be hard to find tester in each of the missing countries :).

Thanks again for the amazing year 2017. I wish you and your families merry Christmas and a happy new year and I hope to “see” you in 2018. Maybe we see each other on a conference or meetup.

If you are interested in the review of 2016 take a look here.

Blog Review 2016

#HappyTesting

 

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Reading Recommendations # 91 http://adventuresinqa.com/2017/12/12/reading-recommendations-91/ http://adventuresinqa.com/2017/12/12/reading-recommendations-91/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:24:38 +0000 http://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5283 The 91 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and one YouTube video. The topics of this issue are “American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible”, “How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size”, “On Why the “Testers Should Know How to Code” …

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The 91 issue of my reading recommendations contains 7 very interesting blog posts and one YouTube video. The topics of this issue are “American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible”, “How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size”, “On Why the “Testers Should Know How to Code” Mantra could Hurt Us All”, “Interviewing Programmers for Quality Mindset”, “Only Verify State-Changing Method Calls”, “How to overcome the challenges of testing in the cloud” and “When you try to stop testing…..you end up testing anyway”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

Reading Recommendations - American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible American Airlines ‘glitch’ allows all pilots to take vacation over Christmas week; cancellations possible

Reading Recommendations - How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size How We Reorganized Instagram’s Engineering Team While Quadrupling Its Size
Reading Recommendations - On Why the Paul’s Testing Rants: On Why the “Testers Should Know How to Code” Mantra could Hurt Us All
Reading Recommendations - Interviewing Programmers for Quality Mindset Interviewing Programmers for Quality Mindset
Reading Recommendations - Testing on the Toilet: Only Verify State-Changing Method Calls Testing on the Toilet: Only Verify State-Changing Method Calls
Reading Recommendations - How to overcome the challenges of testing in the cloud How to overcome the challenges of testing in the cloud
Reading Recommendations - When you try to stop testing…..you end up testing anyway When you try to stop testing…..you end up testing anyway

Thanks for reading, re-tweeting and sharing my reading recommendations every week! If you have any kind of blog post, podcast or video that is worth sharing with the software testing community, send me the URL either via comments, twitter or mail and I will add it with a mention of your name to my reading recommendations.

#HappyTesting

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Reading Recommendations # 90 http://adventuresinqa.com/2017/11/27/reading-recommendations-90/ http://adventuresinqa.com/2017/11/27/reading-recommendations-90/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:22 +0000 http://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5277 The 90 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts with topics about “The missing link between testing and automation”, “What is Agile Testing?”, “RiskStorming – Mapping Risks with TestSphere”, “Community Boss So Far”, “Recruit People, Don’t Fulfil Roles” and “How I Learned to Build a Test Suite”. Enjoy reading the posts and …

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The 90 issue of my reading recommendations contains 6 very interesting blog posts with topics about “The missing link between testing and automation”, “What is Agile Testing?”, “RiskStorming – Mapping Risks with TestSphere”, “Community Boss So Far”, “Recruit People, Don’t Fulfil Roles” and “How I Learned to Build a Test Suite”.

Enjoy reading the posts and send me new ones that are worth reading and I will mention you and link to your social links or blog.

Reading Recommendations - The missing link between testing and automation The missing link between testing and automation – Mr.Slavchev The missing link between testing and automation – Mr.SlavchevI think there’s a missing link between testing and automation – we simply are after different goals. Read and find out where we fail to align.

Reading Recommendations - Evil Tester: What is Agile Testing? Evil Tester: What is Agile Testing? The Evil Tester’s Guide To Agile
Reading Recommendations - RiskStorming - Maping Risks with TestSphere That’s the buffet table.: RiskStorming – Mapping Risks with TestSphere
Reading Recommendations - Community Boss So Far Community Boss So Far
Reading Recommendations - Recruit People, Don't Fulfil Roles Recruit People, Don’t Fulfil Roles
Reading Recommendations - How I Learned to Build a Test Suite How I Learned to Build a Test Suite

 

Thanks for reading, re-tweeting and sharing my reading recommendations every week! If you have any kind of blog post, podcast or video that is worth sharing with the software testing community, send me the URL either via comments, twitter or mail and I will add it with a mention of your name to my reading recommendations.

#HappyTesting

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